Jean-Paul MOATTI obtained a PhD in Economics in 1982 at the University of Paris I and initially worked in environmental economics for the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). He ultimately moved to INSERM (the French National Institute of Health) to develop research in health economics with applications in the field of prenatal diagnosis, therapeutic innovations in haematology and oncology as well as screening and antiretroviral therapies for HIV infection. Since 2000, he has been actively involved in research about access to HIV treatment and issues related to equity in health systems of developing countries.
He is currently Professor of Health Economics at the University of the Mediterranean (Marseilles, South Eastern France), Director of the INSERM/IRD (French Public Institute for Research in Developing Countries) Unit 912 (Economic and Social Sciences, Health Systems & Societies, SE4S), Director of the Federative Research Institute on Human, Economic & Social Sciences Applied to Health of Aix-Marseille Universities, INSERM and French National Center For Scientific Research (CNRS). He chairs the Social Science Committee of French Agency for AIDS Research (ANRS) and is a member of the Advisory Committee on Health Research for the General Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO). He is also an adviser to the Executive director of the Global Fund Against AIDS, Tuberculosis &c Malaria (GFATM). He has extensively published in health economics as well as biomedical and public health scientific journals.